I have a family member who filed false charges of abuse and even attempted murder against me? They reported it to DHR, and DHR found there was no abuse or reason to be concerned (they told the officer who was sent out also reported he found no abuse).
Can I sue my family member for knowingly filing these false charges? What about the mental anguish?
Please helpIf someone files false charges against you, can you sue them? 10 points.?
No, because you didn't lose anything financially as a result of them filing the false report. You can contact the police and see if you can seek criminal charges against them for making the false claims, but a civil suit is not possible.If someone files false charges against you, can you sue them? 10 points.?
It may be possible to sue them for defamation, not knowing where you're from or where the report occured I'm afraid I can't be any more specific than that.
The general definition of defamation in the UK is some statement that would cause the party in question (you) to be thought less of by members of right thinking society if it were known. Although the definition holds true for most countries where the legal system is founded on the UK (the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand among others)
You best course of action is to seek some free legal advice on the matter.
You can try, but probably not.
It is up to the prosecuting authority to file such charges... not you.
I've never seen it done in 16 years, and believe me, this happens every day!